Below are a handful of testimonials from English Teacher Collective past students
As a native Spanish speaker with French as a second language, I moved to the United States about two years ago with what I would say a decent working knowledge of the English language. However, I soon realized I needed to improve some of the common mistakes non-native speakers make as well as my pronunciation and conversational skills. After looking around for high qualified and experienced tutors in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area, I was pretty happy to find ETC. Classes at ETC are very dynamic and customized to your particular needs. My tutor always prepares classes in advance and provides me with a lot of useful resources for me to keep practicing outside my sessions. She really enjoys her work and is very well experienced. You will definitely get the value for your money and have a good time while learning and improving your English.
-Carlos Mejía, The Dominican Republic
This has been by far my best learning experience of English as a second language. Julie is a fantastic teacher! She is so patient, a very good listener and so creative in explaining difficult things in a simple and comprehensible manner. She tailors every single lesson to my specific needs and pushes me to go to the extra mile. Julie is always looking for new ways and tools to improve my speaking confidence and pronunciation. She has a great personality which facilitates the teacher-student relationship. I feel so comfortable during classes! I highly recommend the English Teacher Collective as the best place to learn and/or improve English; it is just the best you can find here!
We've used the English Teacher Collective to teach English as a component of high-level global executive education programs, and have been incredibly impressed with the level of professionalism of and extensive preparation by the instructors. Julie Yoder is not only a world-class English teacher, but also does a great job of vetting and working with the other tutors so that everyone is on the same page. The model she's pioneered is fair to the tutors and great for the client. I'd heartily recommend the English Teacher Collective for everyone from the most senior executives to students--Julie and her team will find the best fit for you, and will personalize your instruction so you get the most from every single session.
-Barbara, Center for Strategic and International Studies
I worked with Julie on improving my writing for around 6 months. During this short period of time I noticed how my writing became more fluid and concise. Julie's edits and advice were always spot on and the materials she shared were very useful (I have some of them on my desk all the time). On a personal level, she is easy to work with and very knowledgeable. I liked that she could easily bring clear examples to explain her points. I'd recommended her to any non-native speaker who is looking for improving their language skills.
I am Felicitas from Maipu, a small town in Argentina. My uncle introduced me to Julie and The English Teacher Collective; I am studying to be an English teacher, and according to him she would set a good example and help me improve my level of English as she had helped him. I found her to be responsible, hard working, conscientious and courteous, showing a great passion for her subject and genuine care for the students with whom she works. She inspired me to play with ideas and think deeply about how to teach English. She always had very enjoyable and interesting classes prepared, using technology and different sources. She helped me a lot and I was able to be promoted in phonetics in the second year of my teaching preparation course of studies.
I'll take the opportunity to thank you again for the outstanding job you did with my daughter. Besides your loveliness with both of us, you were very knowledgeable and committed until the last drop. There are some people who are going to stay always in our memory and in our heart as an important part of her success, and you for sure are one of them!
My teacher is extremely well-educated, patient, reliable, and full of interests. I made a lot of progress in a very short time. The lessons are always interesting and amusing. You learn and you learn fast.
I am writing this for anyone who is searching for distinguished and efficient English classes. I browsed the Internet searching for vacation English courses for my two kids and my wife. I got really lucky when I found The English Teacher Collective! I was first thinking of London or New York and some very traditional courses, some of which are globally known. It was very fortunate that in the end we finally chose Washington, DC and The English Teacher Collective. We were able to meet the teachers via live chats before we left for the U.S. The kids were especially thrilled that they could meet their new teachers before our arrival and were very excited about spending time with them in person. This made the overall learning experience even more rewarding and helped them gain self confidence. Also, my wife and I could interact with the teachers and have a personal connection before we left for the U.S. Washington is a very special place with many opportunities for activities, all of which can be adapted by the instructors, for example, exploring the many museums, buying groceries in the local market, ordering meals at restaurants, walking around Georgetown and having a good time. The kids even did some gardening and had a lot of fun. All that while learning English. I can’t think of any better way to learn.